As the weather gets nicer every day, enjoying a patio seems like a great idea. York Companies offers the best contractors in the Kansas City area that will help you bring your vision to life! If you’re preparing yourself for designing a new patio, consider these first:
Before you start designing a new patio, decide what the purpose is. Do you want a private space to relax or a place to have large gatherings? This will influence the rest of your design decisions including size, privacy, mood, lighting, and furniture.
You will also need to find the best location for your patio—the backyard is likely best for privacy, while the front boosts your home’s curb appeal. Don’t forget to discuss the purpose of designing a new patio with your contractor for the best results!
Do your research! Every material comes with their own benefits and upkeep, so it is important to discuss this with your contractors to find the best option for your needs. Consider your purpose first: will you be walking around barefoot? Then gravel probably isn’t a good choice. Also think about how styles and patterns contribute to the space; you could arrange wood in a pattern or use patterned stone. If you have a pool or kids,keep in mind safety and comfortability.
Be upfront with your contractors. After discussing the intended purposes of your new patio, you need to make a budget. This will allow you to decide where you want to devote your money; maybe you want the deck to be larger or invest in custom furniture. Don’t forget about possible added taxes and insurance costs.
For more information, check out HGTV’s budgeting tips before you start designing a new patio.
Consult an expert!
Contact York Companies for the best help designing a new patio for your Kansas City home! Check out our portfolio of decks and patios to see our previous work. Get a quote online and speak with our patio experts to start planning for your dream outdoor space!